You’ve mastered the basics, and you’re sick of skating in circles. Is this all there is?
We’ve got your back. Want to become a trick skater, a speed skater, or a derby queen? Here are a few tips to help you improve your roller-skating skills.
How to Become a Better Skater
- Check your skates. If you want to up your skating game, the first step is wearing a properly fitted, broken-in roller-skate. Make sure your skates are in good condition and laced properly. If you want to try a new type of skating (like roller derby or speed skating), talk to the pro at our skate shop to see if you need new wheels or a new boot.
- Spend quality time at the rink. There’s no substitute for practice. The more you skate, the more comfortable you’ll be moving fast, trying new tricks, and playing games more aggressively. Weekend sessions are a great way to get in some quality rink time. We also have summer All Day Skates during the week. Just remember to be courteous; you’re not the only skater on the floor.
- Work on your balance. Balance isn’t a “master it once, then you’re done” kind of thing. Basic balance is the key to staying upright on skates, but intermediate skaters can improve their skating game by practicing more advanced balance skills. Good balance is the building block for speed skating, mastering tricks, and getting good at skating sports. What’s the best way to improve your balance? Stand by the wall (just in case) and lift one skate to your ankle. As you get better at balancing, lift your foot higher, until you can balance perfectly on one skate. Switch to the other foot and try the same trick. You can also lift one skate while moving to test your control.
For more information on summer skating and family events in Fort Pierce, call Skatetown USA. We’ll see you at the rink!